Our People

We are very fortunate to work with an insightful, passionate group of people who help guide and drive our vision to move New Brunswick forward.

Jeffrey M. Vega, President
Mr. Jeffrey Vega currently serves as the President of New Brunswick Tomorrow; he’s been with the organization since 1993. Mr. Vega has fostered many successful collaborations including: the New Brunswick Faith-based Coalition, Leadership Tomorrow and Leadership Now. Presently, he also serves as Chair of the Middlesex County Hispanic Affairs Commission, and as a member of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s National Advisory Council for the New Jersey Health Initiatives.

Officers

Mitchell Landis, Chair of the Board of Directors
Mr. Landis is a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Boston Properties. Besides his commitment to New Brunswick Tomorrow, Mr. Landis serves on several local boards, including Prevent Child Abuse-NJ and Elijah’s Promise. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors since 2005, Mr. Landis is also an active member of NBT’s Governance Committee.

Roger W. Daley, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
Mr. Daley is a Judge of the Superior Court at the Middlesex County Family Courthouse presiding over juvenile cases. He serves as the Chair of the Middlesex County’s Children’s Services Commission. He has been on the NBT Board of Directors since 2004 and serves as NBT’s Chair of the 0-21 Task Force.

Rev. Vicente Martinez, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
Rev. Martinez is the Pastor of The Sanctuary, a Reformed Church in North Brunswick. He is a New Brunswick Police Department Chaplain and Chair of the New Brunswick Citizens Taxi Service Council. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1998 and Vice Chair since 2005.

Elizabeth Hance, Treasurer/Secretary of the Board of Directors
Ms. Hance is the Vice President of Finance for United Way of Central Jersey. Ms. Hance was born and raised in New Brunswick. She has been member of the Board of Directors since 2005 and as Secretary/Treasurer since 2010. She is the Chair of the NBT Finance Committee.

Members of the Board

Lt. Michael Bobadilla
Mr. Bobadilla is a Lieutenant in the New Brunswick Police Department. He is currently the Watch Commander in the Patrol Division and volunteers his time to coordinate a summer soccer academy for New Brunswick youth. Lt. Bobadilla has served on the NBT Board of Directors since 2005 and is the Co-Chair of the Family Task Force. Lt. Bobadilla is also an alumnus of NBT’s Leadership Tomorrow and Leadership Now.

Christopher M. Cimarusti, Ph.D.
Dr. Cimarusti is a retired executive from Bristol-Myers Squibb who is currently an independent consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. He has been a board member of NBT since 1998 and Chair since 2005. As Chair, Dr. Cimarusti is also a member of the organization’s Finance, Governance, and Nominating Committees.

Sharon D’Agostino
Ms. D’Agostino is Vice President of Worldwide Corporate Contributions and Community Relations for Johnson & Johnson, a position she assumed in February of 2006. Sharon leads a team that plays a role in addressing critical health issues facing women and children around the world. She joined the NBT Board of Directors in 2010.

C. Roy Epps
Mr. Epps is the President of the Greater New Brunswick Civic League. Mr. Epps is a founding board member of NBT and currently serves as Chair of the Evaluation/Assessment Task Force, which is responsible for assuring quality outcome measures for all of the organization’s projects. With a long record of community involvement and advocacy, Mr. Epps has been on the boards of the New Brunswick Board of Education, the New Brunswick Development Corporation and the Eric B. Chandler Health Center.

Maria Ferreira
Ms. Ferreira is the Community Bank President for Wells Fargo’s Central New Jersey region and is responsible for 43 banking stores and $6 Billion in deposits and loans. She is a member of the March of Dimes since 2007 and was appointed to the NBT Board of Directors in 2010, where she also volunteers for its Finance Committee.

Carla Haynes Siglam
Ms. Haynes Siglam is a New Brunswick resident and a graduate of the city’s public schools. She has served as Chair of the board of trustees at the Greater New Brunswick Charter School and on the Health Center Advisory Board of the Eric B. Chandler Health Center. She joined NBT’s Board of Directors in 2010. She is an alumna of Leadership Tomorrow and Leadership Now, NBT’s leadership development programs. She provides nursing services, stress management and massage for the geriatric and hospice population.

Jay Jimenez
Mr. Jimenez is the Vice President for Governmental Affairs at Saint Peter’s Health Care System where he is responsible for representing the system with all government regulating agencies and the monitoring state and federal legislation. At the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, Mr. Jimenez served as Chief of Staff to the Commissioner and as Director of Legislative Services. His community-based activities include serving on the Diocese of Metuchen Catholic School Commission and as Board of Trustee President of the Emily Fisher Charter School. Appointed to the board on 2009, he is the Co-Chair of NBT’s Health Task Force.

Joann La Perla-Morales, Ed.D
Dr. La Perla Morales is the President of Middlesex County College, responsible for leading and institution of 13,000 credit and 10,000 non-credit students, with a main suburban campus and two urban centers. She serves on other board, including United Way of Central Jersey, Raritan Bay Medical Center, and Making it Possible to End Homelessness. She has serves on the NBT Board since 2005.

Roberto Muñiz, MPA, LNHA, FACHCA
Mr. Muñiz serves as the President and CEO of the Francis E. Parker Memorial Home. Mr. Muñiz possesses over 25 years of experience in long-term care management and as a provider of senior care services. He serves as the President of the Board of the NJ Foundation for Aging. He was appointed to the NBT Board of Directors in 2010.

Gabriel Roman
Mr. Roman is the Owner of Gaby’s Bakery, Deli and Grocery. He is a businessman with several enterprises in New Brunswick and is a leader within the Mexican American community. He was the Chairman of the Mexican American Organization, a grassroots organization based in New Brunswick. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2005.

Marilyn Valentine
Ms. Valentine is a Consultant with the Valentine Group. Ms. Valentine is a lifelong advocate for young children. She has been the Chair of the New Brunswick Child Care Consortium, past Chair of the NBT Infant/Child Task Force and the Co-Chair of the 0-21 Task Force. Ms. Valentine has been on the NBT Board since 2005.

Joan Alster Weisblatt, Esq
Ms. Weisblatt is attorney who retired from her practice at Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas in New Brunswick after almost 30 years. She specialized in Environmental Law. Ms. Weisblatt founded the New Brunswick Outreach Tutoring Program for elementary school children in New Brunswick, teaches ESL, and is a standup comedian. Ms. Weisblatt has served on the NBT Board of Directors since 2005 and is a member of the Governance Committee.

Staff

Monica Reyes
Executive Assistant
Mreyes@nbtomorrow.org

Jaymie Santiago
Director, Program Operations
Partnership Coordinator, NJ Partnership for Healthy Kids-New Brunswick
Jsantiago@nbtomorrow.org

Meredith Masin Blount
Director, New Brunswick School Based Youth Services Program
Mblount@nbtomorrow.org

Charles Bergman Director, Esperanza Neighborhood Project Cbergman@nbtomorrow.org